Governor to re-authorize Missouri Rx Plan for 3 more years

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 10:23 a.m. CDT

ST LOUIS — Thousands of elderly and disabled Missourians will continue getting state subsidies for prescription drugs under legislation being signed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The Missouri Rx Plan had been due to expire Aug. 28. But Nixon plans to hold a bill signing ceremony Friday in St. Louis that will re-authorize the program for an additional three years.

The Missouri Department of Social Services said more than 212,000 people currently participate in the Missouri Rx Plan. Under the program, the states pay half the deductibles and copayments on prescriptions for individual seniors with annual incomes up to $21,660 or married couples earning up to $29,140 who are covered by Medicare

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